[p2p-research] Workshop on Media Ecologies: Q&A: Sam Rose

Nathan Cravens knuggy at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 00:57:38 CEST 2009

> Sorry to disappoint. For me it is just a matter of priorities. I am
> very committed to food and energy production, localized food
> processing, and fabrication that helps those areas Plus some people
> actually would rather do repetitive tasks. Ask anyone who has a hobby
> like knitting, loom weaving, people who spend spare time proofreading
> texts for free, staring picture on a website identifying craters on
> Mars for free, etc etc. Crazy as it may seem to you and me, these
> people do want to do this, that go out of their way to choose to do
> these repetitive activities.

Yes, and so be it, but the problem is they are forced into rote tasks to
'earn' a living. I'm for robotics networks that can perform these already
obsolete tasks to the point it overwhelms the classical economy to the point
it is obvious labor as market value is obsolete.

Thanks Sam for clarifying the workshop outline. I'll pitch this link as the
workshop is discussed:

Hi Alex,

Thanks for jumping into the conversation. ;) I'm delighted to hear you think
the paper folding session would be a worthwhile demonstration of what a
collaborative robotics network will be like.

Many of these things are being done, such as remote piloting of planes or
drones fully automated... An upcoming Hollywood film is taking this idea
further with the concept of remotely controlled people... this same theme is
found in 'Running Man' ... and to some extend in the novel, 'Frankenstien'.
Hey Godwin! ;)


On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 5:01 PM, Samuel Rose <samuel.rose at gmail.com> wrote:

> There's actually 2 parts to the conference:
> 1 part is people talking about stuff like what Alex is suggesting,
> plus some of the standard ways of implementing that via technology
> 2nd part is people using info tech to collaborate specifically around
> open source tech and fab lab/open source design. 2nd part is where a
> demo like what Nathan is talking about would fit in
> For my part, I wanted to do a demonstration using some of the software
> releases that people at the conference have developed, and the
> software that Paul and myself are developing, to show practical uses
> for letting monolithic web applications talk to each other in useful
> ways. This is why I was originally asking what software people out
> there have developed, because I want to develop some
> wrapper/extensions for your different software/platforms and use those
> in a demonstration. And, Paul Hartzog would present a more
> theory-based overview of the approach we are taking (if this meeting
> will contain presentations at all, which was the other question I had)
> On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 5:50 PM, Alex Rollin<alex.rollin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I think the demonstration is a good idea.  Robots are the present and
> > future of production in many ways.  This conference is not so much
> > about robots, but I find that showing people videos of the candyfab
> > and then the more usable tools is  a great way to make an impact when
> > 'recruiting' to the OS bandwagon cheer section.
> >
> > This conference seems to be leaning towards facilitating cooperation
> > and collaboration.  I will be working on something more along the
> > lines of my experience working with 100s of client organizations and
> > how they have succeeded in developing cultures of cooperation when
> > collaborating on complex projects over distances.
> >
> > A
> >
> > On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 11:25 PM, Nathan Cravens<knuggy at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>> > The goal is to do anything remotely!
> >>> >
> >>>
> >>> Our goal here is to first help people address the basic needs for
> >>> energy, food, shelter, and general physiological and psychological
> >>> survival using open source software and technology. Retorifitting
> >>> existing urban infrastructure, putting vacant land and buildings to
> >>> use, localizing food production, that sort of thing. I frankly way too
> >>> busy with that work to rise the challenge of the remote paper folding
> >>> robot.
> >>
> >> Yes, I'm with you there Sam, but an elderly population like Japan in the
> >> coming decades, assuming workers are not imported, these things must be
> done
> >> remotely, then automated.
> >> Folding paper is just one example...
> >>
> >> Perhaps people in the hackerspace or fab lab community would present
> >> something like this since they have the ability to pool more resources.
> >>
> >> I'm rather disappointed that no one thus far finds such a demonstration
> all
> >> that important. We need robotics to do tasks people would rather not do
> to
> >> keep essential functions so it is practical to apply peer production
> >> universally, where it is possible to manage all affairs asynchronously.
> >>
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> > Alex
> > I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.- Socrates
> >
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